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The vision, mission and core values of Saint Mary’s University lay the foundation for the direction and culture of our university.


Saint Mary’s, building on its strong tradition of accessibility and community engagement, will be the University of choice for aspiring citizens of the world.


The mission of Saint Mary’s University:

  • Offer undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
  • Engage in research and disseminate its results.
  • Serve the community from the local to the international level.

Core values

In achieving its mission, the Saint Mary’s community is guided by core values of:

  • Academic integrity
  • The pursuit of knowledge
  • Responsiveness to community needs
  • Openness to change
  • Concerns for a just and civil society
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University's success.

Our commitment to you

The university is committed to accessibility, diversity and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment through the effective integration of teaching and research. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the university’s success.

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Journal Articles & Books
January, 2013

As Parliamentary gender quotas have become increasingly popular, so too
has the debate surrounding their effectiveness in enhancing women’s
representation and gender equality in governments around the world. Women offer
unique and important perspectives to the political process, and thus their increased
political representation and empowerment can advance the very process of
development. In 2003, the Rwandan government Constitutionally enacted a gender

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